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Dara

  Ever just wanna kick back on the porch and listen to something new – then you realize that the perfect voice, perfect song sends you sailing far, far away? The voice is so soothing, sweet, clear, touching.  Another UK … Continue reading

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Rat Trapper

There are just a whole helluva lot of things that don’t happen around here a whole helluva lot of the time, but sometimes….the strangest combinations of people get together and form a band – the right way. I’m fascinated, intrigued and ever-so … Continue reading

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Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – “Here We Rest”

It’s not a well-kept secret that Jason Isbell songs just send me tingling all over, right?  So, my old cabana boy called me the other night and said “Have you heard the new Jason Isbell record?” “No, where’d you hear … Continue reading

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The good, the sad, and the pretty…

  JON DURHAM – Roots and Wings (2008), Half Fast Music I was so pleased to find this in my mailbox one day. The cover art and the song titles are so pretty. Inside are words of wisdom – “Remember … Continue reading

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Donna Dean

Now they have introduced Donna Dean to the masses and about time, I’d say, because it’s clear that they have been practicing for a while….uh, duh…..where has she been? where have I been? Continue reading

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We Got Mail

The Philistines, Jr. are doing something different. On first listen, my thoughts meandered this away: Long, electro intros that make me wonder if it’s gonna be worth the wait, stellar keyboard work, interesting and unexpected arrangements, sparse lyrics well worth the wait. Now this was so sweet and strange that . . . Continue reading

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How Big Is The Big To-Do?

The new Drive By Truckers’ album was released on March 16th and I was pretty excited about this one. It’s a full-blown PRODUCTION kind of album. How big is Big To-Do? Continue reading

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Hayes Carll at the Walnut Room

Denver, Colorado – February 3, 2010 On a cold winter Wednesday night in a small room in downtown Denver, with a warm fuzzy warm up from the beautiful Angie Stevens, Hayes Carll thrilled a focused crowd.  This was not your … Continue reading

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